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Address: Glengarriff, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-427-3251

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Beware of 'Brown Signs'

We were returning to our holiday cottage after a good day out when we spotted a brown tourist sign to 'Priest's Leap' at Ballylickey. It gave no distance and we presumed this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
denise032
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Road to Hana in Hawaii is nothing compared to Priest Leap. It was the best part of the trip. I thought my Mother and 8 year old son were going to have a heart attack, but they both admitted they loved it too. It probably didn't help that I kept stopping to take pictures. I recommend to anyone who... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wow! The signs don't give any indication that you are embarking on a steep drive over 20 km of mountain terrain on a 1 track road! We thought the satnav (GPS) was giving us a shortcut from Bantry to Kenmare. Thank goodness for a safe and skillful driver and a clear sky so we could appreciate the view. Priest's Leap... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Be careful if your wife doesn't like mountain roads! It is the most out of the way road that you can find, with amazing mountain views and free range for sheep, goats and cattle. The end of the trip is in the Killarney National Forest and dumps you onto the Ring of Kerry. One could not ask for a more... More 

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Dublin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My other half went towards Bantry from Glengarriff on a cycle and saw a sign he had noticed when we travelled down to West Cork first - Priest's Leap; wondering what it was he decided to cycle that way and claims it is the first time he had to get off his bike and walk - it is steep, every... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were returning to our holiday cottage after a good day out when we spotted a brown tourist sign to 'Priest's Leap' at Ballylickey. It gave no distance and we presumed this would just be a little detour to a viewpoint before supper! The road began to climb, became increasingly narrower and turned into just a track and we continued... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Like so many others, our SatNav took us along this road to Kenmare. Luckily it was a clear, sunny day and the views were spectacular although, as the driver, I was more occupied with negotiating the increasingly narrow, steep and winding road. Very amused to see 'no overtaking' signs - how exactly could you overtake?? Extremely relieved that we met... More 

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Vernon nj
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

So we followed the GPS heading fir kenmare . It was getting dark and it was raining and foggy. We thought we were in a Steven king movie. I was never so terrified in my life. We were slipping in thd mud and gravel and I thought we were going to have to pull over and sleep fof the night.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

On leaving Gougane Barra the GPS was programmed for Kenmare but after reading previous people's experience we too were sent the wrong way. There should really be signs at the bottom of this road on both sides warning drivers of the unusual road conditions. It was a beautiful clear day and realized as we climbed that there was no turning... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We decided to drive the priests leap leaving from Ballylickey (Glengariff side). The scenery is spectacular but the road does become very steep and narrow and at times you can't see over the crests which makes for some anxious moments. there are a couple of small areas you can pull over. One before the peak with a picnic table, at... More 

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Queensland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
70 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I have recently returned from a driving holiday in Ireland. Like travel0110, our GPS sent us on this road when we had missed an earlier turn while travelling from Kinsale to Kenmare. We were well down the road (on our second day in Ireland) when we realised it had become too narrow to turn around and was... More 

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